Navigating Next Steps on Health Care Reform
7:30 AM, Dec 2, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
Focusing on affordability – for consumers and for the government – is the key to success. Expanding lower cost insurance options (like purchasing insurance across state lines), reforming tax laws to make it easier for individuals to own their own insurance, providing the states with flexibility to create lower cost plans, and reforming medical malpractice laws are just some of the ideas that could make health care more affordable without busting state and federal budgets.
While all these ideas sound reasonable, convincing a majority of Americans to support such an approach may take a little time. But that work needs to start now.
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